Lactic acid bacteria, (LAB) the work-horses of lacto-fermented foods, have very complex nutritional needs, including the need for minerals.
“…investigations have shown that potassium is required for growth of Streptococcus faecalis, and Lactobacillus casei, while magnesium and manganese are essential for growth of Lactobacillus plantarum and is Lactobacillus casein, and various other lactic acid bacteria.” Orla-Jensen, S., K. Danske Vidensk. Selak., Biol. Skrifter, 2, No. 3, 1943
Minerals increase the strength and power of the LAB. And one of the best, most traditional, time-honored sources of minerals has always been salt – ocean brine or rock salt.
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Cucumbers are mentioned at least twice in the Bible (Numbers 11:5 and Isaiah 1:8)
—Cucumbers in the Bible
Your website is just incredible. Easy to follow and lots of info. Can’t wait to try out your Pickl-it jars. I’ve made many lactic acid pickles, always a struggle to keep air & the wrong beasties out.
—Mary C, Buena Vista, Colorado